Functions of the modern airport, showing all aspects of airline passenger service.
FUNCTIONS OF THE MODERN AIRPORT: SERVICING OF A PASSENGER AIRLINER FROM ITS ARRIVAL UNTIL ITS NEXT TAKE-OFF, METHODS OF HANDLING TICKETS, PASSENGER FOOD SERVICE, BAGGAGE & MAIL LOADING, CHECKING PLANES IN & OUT, WEATHER PLANNING, RADIO SERVICE.
AIRPLANES AIRPORTS FOOD TICKETS WEATHER MAIL RADIO COMMUNICATION TRANSPORTATION WORKERS FLIGHT CITIES AIRCRAFT
July 24, 2010 Subject:
Good 1940s educational film made for (I presume) children
Low tech, yes, but I was suprised how much of the basic practise was already there.
The plane with the sliding roof towards the end....what kind of plane is that? Do any still exist? A suprising number of old airplanes survive in various states of condition. Some are still flying. I wonder if any of that exact model are still around.
Not a bad film, simpilstic, but not bad.
February 14, 2010 Subject:
Neat little curio
This is a pretty basic educational film obviously aimed at elementary school students, but it remains quite interesting as a time capsule of early passenger travel. To my modern eyes it's amazing how low-tech the whole process was and also envious of how easy passengers had it. There's actually a guy walking right to gate and getting a ticket on the next flight. Easier than taking the bus!
February 5, 2010 Subject:
It's the same narrator from The Bus Driver!
I'd hate to hear what this guy sounded like after eating a peanut butter sandwich.
June 30, 2003 Subject:
This straightforward Encyclopedia Brittanica film about airports is pretty dull in and of itself, but it has tremendous msting potential. With lines like "Here is the pilot. He is high in his plane," and "The passengers are waiting to get off," how can you resist? And when you see how small and low-tech the airports are and how easy it is for passengers to get on a flight, you will probably have a lot of post-9/11 hostility to vent.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
December 17, 2002 Subject:
Great Overview of Airport Operation!
After a few dissapointing aerial shorts, this very nicely shot and detailed educational film about the usage of an airport is what I needed. Somewhat geared to kids, this is a fasincating snapshot of airports, circa 1948, and is amazing to see during these 9/11 times.